Warner Carstens was born in December 1663. He was the son of New Netherland pioneers Carsten Frederickse and Tryntje Warners (Van Iveren).
In June 1696, he married Albany native Anna Pruyn. By 1704, several of their children had been christened at the Albany Dutch church.
The couple set up their home in the second ward in a house on Pearl Street between Maiden Lane and Steuben Streets. They were Albany mainstays for several decades. He also owned pasture land near the site of the old fort. In 1699, he signed the first of several petitions Albany people sent to the provincial government. He was a constable, firemaster, assessor, and juror in the second ward. He also belonged to an Albany militia company. During the early 1700s, his second ward property received a moderately substantial valuation. In 1720, he was identified as a freeholder living in the second ward.
Warner Carstens Van Iveren lost his wife in November 1722. A will filed in 1743 considered him to be still living. He died sometime thereafter.
Sources: The life of Warner Carstens Van Iveren is CAP biography number 2500. This sketch is derived chiefly from family and community-based resources.
first posted: 7/30/05